Quick update on potty training Sean and Ben … In one word: STUBBORN!!!!!!! I say this because they have both proven that they can do it. They know what to do, they know how to do it, they know how to talk about it, they know what the potty is for, they know what diapers are for (and no longer for), they know that they’ll get M&Ms after they wee-wee or poo-poo on their potties, they decided that the M&Ms just aren’t worth the time and effort to stop playing with their trucks and airplanes, they know that Mommy is trying to be patient, and they know that they are making Mommy a little more nutty each time she has to clean up the floor when they refuse to stay ON the potty for more than 30 seconds …
(Me:) “Ben, do you have to go wee-wee?” … (Ben:) “Nooooo.” … (two minutes later) … (Ben:) “Mommy, my pull-up WET!”
(Sean:) “Mommy, I need go poo-poo!!” … (Mommy:) “Good boy, Sean! Let’s go sit on the potty!” … (Me, again:) “No, Sean, you didn’t NEED go poo-poo, you already WENT poo-poo!”
((SIGH)) So, this is where we are at the moment.
FURTHER TOPICS (yes, please!!):
— (families) Mom going back to work after baby(ies)
— (toddlers) The challenges of moving from crib(s) to bed(s) with rail(s)
— (grammar-schoolers) Santa Claus?
— (teens) Keeping connected with them as they develop more independence
Please share your ideas, suggestions, stories and questions!
Thank you all so much!